Inauguration of West Bengal ENVIS Centre

Inauguration

A new Web Portal (www.enviswb.gov.in) of the West Bengal ENVIS (Environmental Information System) centre was inaugurated on May 29, 2006 at the Regional Office of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) housed at Camac Street. Shri Mohanta Chatterjee, Hon'ble Minister-in-charge, Departments of Environment, Food Processing & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal inaugurated the ENVIS centre. Shri D. Mukhopadhyay (Director, MoEF), Shri G. D. Gautama (Principal Secretary, Departments of Information Technology & Environment, Government of West Bengal), Prof. S. K. Banerjee (Chairman, WBPCB) and Shri S. K. Gupta (Member Secretary, WBPCB) were present on the occasion.

This portal is dynamic with content management software. It has dedicated pages for the West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Institute of Environmental Studies & Wetland Management and East Kolkata Wetland Management Authority). It will also have links with the WBPCB, Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India (GoI) and other ENVIS Centres. This will ensure the immediate objectives of the ENVIS programme.

About ENVIS

The MoEF envisaged the establishment of the ENVIS centres in collaboration with the State Governments across the country to link up available data on issues related to environment. The aim was:

Future plan of the ENVIS Centre